Freight Forwarders

By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2016
New trade agreements may drive long-term recovery, air freight logistics forecast, 2016 air freght
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By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2015
By most reliable measures, the world’s freight forwarding sector is brightening considerably for the second straight year. But many analysts also maintain that only intermediaries with the most sustainable practices will thrive in tomorrow’s marketplace.
By Patrick Burnson · May 1, 2015
Forwarders who specialize in the controlled temperature marketplace are facing more regulations now than ever. But by bringing new technology into the fore, they can quickly meet compliance standards and differentiate their service. Here’s some advice for shippers looking to solve the “cold chain” challenge with the help of a third party.
By Peter Moore · November 1, 2014
Savvy, global shippers that capture and analyze transactional transportation management data in collaboration with their third-party service providers have seen hard dollar savings drop to the bottom line. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
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By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2014
With most economists forecasting robust growth in U.S. manufacturing, global freight intermediaries must be prepared for a spike in new business - and concurrent expectations for higher levels of performance.
By Logistics Management Staff · August 1, 2014
As noted in the 25th Annual State of Logistics Report, the air freight industry has been facing chronic overcapacity and deteriorating yields—and data surfacing in new research mirror these findings.
By LM Staff · September 9, 2013
Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in a Federal Register notice that guidelines based on the national transportation bill—Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)—regarding FMCSA jurisdiction for anyone acting as a broker or freight forwarder are set to take effect on October 1.
By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2013
Market research confirms that the freight forwarding industry is stabilizing, with the market leaders staying on top through mergers, acquisitions, and sticking to core competences.
<p>“Forwarder’s overall end-to end, port-to-door, door-to-door, and information management capabilities need to be emphasized in making solid provider selections.”<br />
— Evan Armstrong</p> By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2013
Freight intermediaries are no longer happy waiting in the wings, and that’s great news for shippers who want deeper engagement as extra emphasis is placed on U.S. exports over the coming years.
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2012
As the nation’s export manufacturing sector becomes more viable, U.S. shippers are quickly finding themselves more reliant on freight intermediaries as they aim to take advantage of new global opportunities.
By Jeff Berman · September 25, 2012
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. said earlier today it has reached an agreement to acquire Chicago-based freight forwarder Phoenix International Inc. for $571.5 million in cash and about $63.5 million in CHRW stock.
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By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2012
With the Eurozone in full free fall, the continent’s forwarding giants continue to dominate the global market. This disconnect can be explained, say analysts, by the fact that these leaders adhere to one fundamental business practice: building upon established worldwide networks.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2012
Global manufacturing and retail shippers now have their eyes firmly fixed on the tentative economic condition of Europe, attempting to calculate the eventual impact the situation will have on supply chain operations in the region and the rest of the world.
By Jeff Berman · February 22, 2012
Logistics Management Group News Editor interviewed Bradley S. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of XPO Logisitcs about XPO's fourth quarter earnings and the company's growth and acquisition strategies.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2011
This new offering uses ferries, rail, and trucks transporting 12-foot containers, with goods picked up from one of several China-based locations

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